1913: On Oct. 10, the West Virginia Golf Association was founded at Fairmont Field Club under the leadership of Chairman, Honorable F.H. McGregeor, of Parkersburg.
Julius Pollock, Jr., 28, of Wheeling won the initial West Virginia Amateur held at Fairmont Field Club. Pollock defeated another Wheeling golfer, Harold Bloch, 7 and 5, in the title match. Semifinals: Pollock def. A.R. Romine, Charleston, 2 and 1; Bloch def. A.B. Scott, Fairmont, 2 up. Qualifying Medalist: A.S. Fleming, Fairmont, 75.
1914: Julius Pollock captured his second straight championship by downing Joseph Wells of Newell, 6 and 4, in the 36-hole finals at Parkersburg Country Club. Semifinals: Pollock def. Harold Boch, 5 and 4; Wells def. Owen Rittenhouse, Parkersburg 3 and 1. Medalist: Pollock, 167.
1915: Julius Pollock won his third straigh Amateur crown and retired the loving cup trophy as a three-time winner. Pollock topped W.E. Rownd of Wheeling, 10 and 8, in the finals at Wheeling Country Club. Semifinals: Pollock def. Walter Stockley, Fairmont, 5 and 4; Rownd def. Harold Bloch, 3 and 1. Medalist: Pollock, 152. LEFT: 1915 WV Amateur field.
1916: George Hewitt of Wheeling downed Joseph Wells, 7 and 6, in the title match at White Sulphur Springs. Hewitt was a former Wisconsin State Champion. Wells downed Pollock in the Semifinals, 2 and 1. Medalist: Pollock, 76.
The first West Virginia Women’s Amateur was played at Fairmont Field Club, which was won by Mrs. E. Curtis Dawley.
1917: No tournament due to World War I.
1918: Forrest McNeill of Clarksburg took the last four holes and defeated J. Mentor Caldwell of Parkersburg, 7 and 6, in the finals at Wheeling Country Club. Semifinals: McNeill def. Walter Stockley, 19 holes; Caldwell def. George Hewitt 3 and 1. Medalist: Julius Pollock, 147.
Julius Pollock and Mr. Alex Cunningham went against Mr. Chick Evans and Mr. J.M. Barnes in a 36-hole Four-Ball match at Wheeling Country Club. The match benfitted the American Red Cross, where Mr. Evans donated $1,000.
1919: Julis Pollock bested a record field of 112 golfers at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, earning his fourth Amateur title. Pollock beat George Hewitt, 4 and 2, in the title match. Semifinals: Pollock def. Henry C. Davis, Elkins; Hewitt def. Forrest McNeill. Medalist: McNeill, 80.